Elementary school (K-5)

Children's Science Curiosity Scale (CSCS)

The Children's Science Curiosity Scale (CSCS) measures elementary school children's attitudes towards science in a learning context.  Originally used with 5th grade students, it is comprised of 30 items, each using a 5-point Likert scale.  Validity and reliability studies have been done on this scale.  

The pearweb.org link provides a description of this scale, reviews of this scale, and the instrument itself.

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21st Century Skills Assessment

Learning.com's 21st Century Skills Assessment provides deeper insight into students' grasp of critical 21st century skills.  The 21st Century Skills Assessment uses a psychometrically validated blend of interactive, performance-based questions that allow students to authentically perform complex tasks in simulated applications, and multiple choice, knowledge-based questions.

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TerraNova 3: Science

TerraNova, Third Edition utilizes multiple assessments to measures important higher-order thinking skills as well as basic and applied skills. These assessments generate norm-referenced achievement scores, criterion-referenced objective mastery scores, and performance-level information.  The assessments include reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies tests for grades 1-12. It is the only standardized achievement test to combine selected-response items with constructed-response items that ask students to produce their own responses.  

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Promoting 21st Century Science Technology-Enhanced Learning Across Formal and Informal Environments

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Expired
Ninety 8th grade students will learn ocean science concepts through mobile device enabled real-time data collection activities during field trips and technology mediated science inquiry activities in classrooms.
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Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry Scale-Up Project (ITSI-SU)

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Expired
More than 235 teachers in 4 research states (AK, IA, KS, & VA), 39 non-research states and 21 international sites have around 7500 students engaged in STEM activities with integrated use of technologies that include modeling and data acquisition/analysis.
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Middle School Science Readiness Program

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Expired
This project focuses on the critical drop-off point between elementary and middle school, often identified as the first major roadblock to the success and interest of students in STEM.
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Science, Engineering, and Technology for Students, Educators, and Parents

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Expired
The Science, Engineering, and Technology for Students, Educators, and Parents (SETSEP) program will provide K-3 students and their parents with hands-on, activity based instruction in science, engineering, and digital technology.
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SCI-TALKS (Supporting Community Initiatives for Teaching, Learning, and Knowing Science)

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Expired
Three hundred students in grades 3 to 5 and 80 preservice educators will engage in an energy and environment after-school program utilizing hand-held probeware led by the preservice teachers in a non-traditional science methods course.
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Studying Technology-based Strategies for Enhancing Student Interest in STEM Careers through Algebra Curricula in Grades 5-9

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Expired
The investigators seek are examining the relationship between specific technology-based motivational activities and grade 5 to 9 student interest in STEM careers through a variety of classroom-based experiences.
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Back to the Earth

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Expired
Over 80 students in grades 4-10 living on Native American reservations in the Inland Northwest have participated in culturally rich experiences that focus on place and STEM content.
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